We are passionate about prayer. It keeps us close to God and in step with His plan and purpose for His church. In every meeting, at every event, in every circumstance, we pray.
"Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people." [Ephesians 6:18]
There are a number of ways through which we express our love for prayer:
Each Sunday we gather to pray 45 minutes before both services to surrender the services and ourselves to God and ask the Holy Spirit to come and move among us. We also devote parts of our services to intercession and prayer ministry.
In a home-setting, every Wednesday morning we gather for prayer at 7am to pray into the life and work of St James in the City. Followed by breakfast, this also incorporates bible study, sung worship and a focus on world issues and intercession. All are welcome to join us; contact Tog for more details.
All the St James midweek groups commit to modelling prayer throughout their meetings and ministry. Our hope is that individuals are enriched in their prayer lives while serving their unique God-given purpose and calling on their life.
The Prayer Course
Developed by Pete Greig (24/7 Prayer), the Prayer Course is a great resource for equipping & empowering Christians. Using The Lord's Prayer as a model we're encouraged to journey in community, learn from others and grow in confidence. We have benefited from running the course at St James as part of our prayer breakfasts.
If you have questions about prayer and would like to deepen your understanding, check out the Prayer Course wesbite: www.prayercourse.org
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to know Jesus Christ. We have taken part at St James over the last few years and look forward to 2019's Thy Kingdom Come.
There were some really great prayer resources produced for this event. Check out the prayer ideas for families and for individuals.